ERIC Number: EJ520619
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Literary Genres and the Construction of Knowledge in Biology: Semantic Shifts and Scientific Change.
Social Studies of Science, v26 n1 p43-70 Feb 1996
Analyzes the literary strategy used by a biologist in order to make a new knowledge claim in a different discipline. Argues that review papers afford the best opportunity for constructing new knowledge claims, because they do not have to conform to a routinely standardized structure, and they allow a wider semantic repertoire than do experimental reports. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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